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In the US, Cytarabine (cytarabine systemic) is a member of the drug class antimetabolites and is used to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Leukemia, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Meningeal Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Cytostatic agent: Antimetabolite

Chemical Name

2(1H)-Pyrimidinone, 4-amino-1-β-D-arabinofuranosyl-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Citarabina (OS: DCIT)
  • Cytarabine (OS: USAN, DCF, JAN, BAN)
  • Arabinosylcytosine (IS)
  • NSC 63878 (IS)
  • U 19920 (IS)
  • Cytarabin (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Cytarabine (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4, USP 34)
  • Cytarabinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Cytarabine Hydrochloride (OS: USAN)
  • AC 1075 (IS)
  • ARA-C (IS)
  • U 19920 A (IS)
  • Cytarabine ocfosfate (IS)

Brand Names

  • Alexan
    Bio Pharma, Pakistan; Ebewe, Austria; Ebewe, Bulgaria; Ebewe, Czech Republic; Ebewe, Georgia; Ebewe, Hong Kong; Ebewe, Hungary; Ebewe, Israel; Ebewe, Malta; Ebewe, Netherlands; Ebewe, Oman; Ebewe, Poland; Ebewe, Romania; Ebewe, Slovakia; Ebewe, Thailand; Ebewe, Tunisia; Ebewe, Turkey; Ebewe, Vietnam; Ebewe/NeoCorp, Germany; Pfizer, China; Pharmafrica, South Africa
  • Alexan Ebewe
    Ebewe, Serbia
  • Arabine
    Hospira, Iceland; Hospira, Sweden
  • Ara-C
    Gobbi, Argentina
  • Ara-cell
    Cell pharm, Germany
  • Aracytin
    Pfizer, Brazil; Pfizer, Chile; Pfizer, Greece; Pfizer Italia, Italy
  • Aracytine
    Pfizer, France; Pfizer, Tunisia
  • Arasid
    Intas, India
  • Cancyt
    Miracalus, India; Naprod, Philippines
  • Citabion
    Medicus, Greece
  • Citagenin
    Ivax, Argentina
  • Citarabina Filaxis
    Filaxis, Argentina
  • Citarabina Hospira
    Hospira Italia, Italy
  • Citarabina Kampar
    Kampar, Chile
  • Citarabina LKM
    LKM, Argentina
  • Citarabina Microsules
    Microsules, Argentina
  • Citarabina Pfizer
    Pfizer, Chile; Pfizer, Spain
  • Citarabina
    AC Farma, Peru; World Pharma, Peru
  • Citarabins
    AstraZeneca, Lithuania
  • Cylocide N
    Nippon Shinyaku, Japan
  • Cylocide
    Nippon Shinyaku, Japan; Nippon Shinyaku, Taiwan
  • Cytabin
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Cytalon
    Celon, India
  • Cytarabin Sandoz
    Sandoz, Switzerland
  • Cytarabin Stada
    STADA, Austria
  • Cytarabin
    Pfizer, Norway
  • Cytarabine Accord
    Accord Healthcare, Estonia
  • Cytarabine APP
    APP, United States
  • Cytarabine Bedford
    Bedford, United States
  • Cytarabine CF
    Centrafarm, Netherlands
  • Cytarabine Choongwae
    Choong Wae, South Korea
  • Cytarabine DBL
    Hospira, Indonesia; Tempo Scan Pacific, Indonesia
  • Cytarabine Ebewe
    Sandoz, France
  • Cytarabine Faulding
    Pharmaplan, South Africa
  • Cytarabine Hospira
    Hospira, Belgium; Hospira, Netherlands; Hospira, United States; Hospira, Taiwan
  • Cytarabine Onco Therapies
    Onco Therapies, United States
  • Cytarabine Pfizer
    Pfizer, Denmark; Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, Iceland; Pfizer, Sweden
  • Cytarabine Stada
    STADA, Bulgaria
  • Cytarabine
    Accord Healthcare, United Kingdom; Accord Healthcare, Malta; Ben Venue, Israel; Faulding Pharmaceuticals, Lithuania; Hospira, Canada; Hospira, United Kingdom; Hospira, Ireland; Hospira, New Zealand; Mayne, Malta; Mayne Pharma, Oman; Onko-Koçsel, Turkey; Pfizer, Australia; Pfizer, United Kingdom
  • Cytarabine-DBL
    Hospira, Hong Kong; Orna, Turkey
  • Cytarabine-Mayne
    Hospira, Luxembourg
  • Cytarine
    Dabur, Myanmar; Dabur Pharma, Thailand; GP-Pharm, Peru
  • Cytosar
    Actavis, Estonia; Actavis, Israel; Actavis, Serbia; Pfizer, Belgium; Pfizer, Bahrain; Pfizer, Canada; Pfizer, Switzerland; Pfizer, China; Pfizer, Czech Republic; Pfizer, Georgia; Pfizer, Hong Kong; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Hungary; Pfizer, Lithuania; Pfizer, Latvia; Pfizer, Peru; Pfizer, Portugal; Pfizer, Romania; Pfizer, Slovenia; Pfizer, Thailand; Pfizer, Venezuela; Pfizer, South Africa; Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium, Poland; Pharmacia, Bulgaria; Pharmacia, Slovakia; Pharmacia Upjohn, Oman
  • Cytosar-U
    Pfizer, Indonesia; Pfizer, Malaysia; Pfizer, Philippines; Teva, United States
  • Cytotec
    Pfizer, Georgia
  • Cytox
    Cipla, Philippines
  • Cytrabine
    Pfizer, New Zealand
  • DBL Cytarabine
    Hospira, Australia; Hospira, Malaysia; Hospira, Taiwan
  • DepoCyt
    Pacira, United States
  • DepoCyte
    Mundipharma, Belgium; Mundipharma, Switzerland; Mundipharma, Germany; Mundipharma, Spain; Mundipharma, Finland; Mundipharma, Sweden; Napp, United Kingdom; Pacira, Austria; Pacira, Latvia; Pacira, Poland; Pacira, Romania; Pacira Limited, Lithuania; Pacira Limited, Norway; Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Czech Republic; Skye, Netherlands; Skye, Slovakia; Skyepharma, Denmark
  • Dépocyte
    Mundipharma, France
  • Laracit
    Chile, Chile
  • Leucyt
    Fresenius, Philippines
  • P&U Cytarabine
    Pfizer, South Africa
  • Remcyta
    Alkem, India
  • Saidewei
    Hospira, China
  • Tabine
    Korea United Pharm, Georgia; Korea United Pharma, Philippines
  • Cytarabine - Lukang Chenxin
    Lukang, China
  • Starasid
    Nippon Kayaku, Japan

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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